Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

The Beat Goes On! 03/27/2011

by Joe

These past few days have felt like months! Earthquakes, radiation scares, getting separated, new cities, and all the tragic news have bogged down on my mind like nothing else I’ve ever experienced in my 26 years on this planet.

I’m happy to see Chapter 3 finally continuing :D As positive and negative news surfaces about the situation in Japan, my life must go on! I will continue to donate what I can to relief efforts here and I hope that you all do the same. I know some of you already have! But, for those that haven’t and want to, please visit the Japanese Red Cross site and send your support directly to them. Or, donate to the organizations in your local area :D

Enjoy Scene 2 – “A New Problem”!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS, too!

And, please continue to vote! :D Arbiter’s sketch is still the incentive!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

aww shit here come the muties XD

hypnokrit on March 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

mark should have a grenade launcher or smg it seams appropiate for him…

hypnokrit on March 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Rusty is so gonna end up dead. Or Undead. Undead works too.

Nice to know that things are shaping up a titch in Japan too. ^.^

Delta Pangaea on March 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

All sounds a bit pocalypsy your end to me Joe. Glad things are getting better and less FUBAR’d.

Hillbo on March 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

If it weren’t for her being outside, I would think Annika is a vampire

Zombie on March 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I noticed that one of the store’s name was “FAP”. I don’t even know what to say to that.

Sapphirefear on March 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

yay a new face =]
i put my money on the robot mutant vampre werewolf frankanstine thing to plow up the fence then shit is gonna hit the fence and they have to flee possible to joe and bernies colonie that would be great that or the thing just stand there and they live happely ever after

ryan on March 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

ow and joe(the real one) if i were you i sould send a mail to the people of explosm they are extremly populair and have a part of there site were they put link to comics they like you could try maby they bite if they do that means -> more vieuwers

ryan on March 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

So just what sort of products would one purchase from a shop called “FAP”?

Chris B Chikin on March 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Fast Aired Packages. Everyone knows that.

Warlord on March 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I noticed FAP as well. I also saw DOOSH. These seem like the kind of stores families could go to and just grow CLOSER together, ya know?

Toaster O' Vengeance on March 28, 2011 at 12:21 am

Has anyone else noticed that when you click on Doc in the donation bar, he says your a perverted child, and not to touch that? .____.

Refrigerator Monkey on March 28, 2011 at 1:17 am

god I hate rusty but he does have some points as rude as they are but it is true about how he needs to be less cruel I mean I feel bad for nathan hes only 5 and has to live in a world with creatures that want to kill him.

sykes on March 28, 2011 at 3:20 am

Hey real Joe, I wonder what’s going to happen next but… I think it’ll be better to don’t give a gun to that kid or something like that. I wouldn’t really bother with it but I guess there’re a lot of people who would.
I wonder if you tought about that too :P I’m just sayin that to make sure that nothing screws with your awesome comic (ºAº)/

K on March 28, 2011 at 3:23 am

I think that thing that approuched them was a vampire… mutant! A vampiric-mutant!!!
Two separate groups! Two separate hybrids!

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on March 28, 2011 at 4:49 am

BTW- anyone else interested in the guy with the cowboy hat?

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on March 28, 2011 at 4:52 am


Curator on March 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

I think it was just a mutant. Also, Cowboy hat man DOES seem a bit familiar…. I wonder if that’s a stetson?

SirBounceAlot on March 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

its going 2 be cross

mikelord356 on March 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

Hmm…What goods can stores such as FAP, DOOSH, and C.NUT possibly provide???
Rusty probably isn’t as big of an asshole as he looks. The mutant looks badass, it would be interesting to see what kind of power he has.

Is Annika Japanese by any chance?

PolarWarrior, Destroyer of Yukon economies on March 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

@ryan – Thanks for the suggestion!
@Chris B Chikin – Nothing I’d want to buy… or touch, for that matter.
@Warlord – Haha! Absolutely right! :D
@PolarWarrior – I haven’t really thought about the characters’ ethnicities! :D Maybe she is!

Joe on March 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

I just found your comic today, and in reaction to its awesomeness, read the whole thing. Your dedication to keeping this comic updated is amazing. It’s been a very bittersweet read, however. Reading about your new baby (A belated congratulations BTW), and soon after reading about the recent events in Japan. It’s nice to get an update from a source that we can be sure isn’t hyping it up like some news media does nowadays. Still, my thoughts and prayers go to those affected by the disaster.

I can say I can understand a bit of your experiences with being NEAR a disaster. I live in Iowa. Out of Iowas 99 counties, I was in one of 4 that wasn’t declared a disaster area. I wouldn’t compare the two, as comparing any two disasters is far too hard to do, especially as one is ongoing. (Ongoing generally wins hands down) However, I can’t imagine taking care of a child, and keeping an online webcomic of this type (and quality) updated. As a reader, I hope I speak for everyone when I say we appreciate your updates, whether they are of the events in Japan, family matters, or webcomic related. Now, I’m gonna go add this to my favorites bar before I forget. Thank you so very much once again.

Willy on March 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

rofl at “FAP” “SPURT” and “DOOSH” stores

tWiCHY on March 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I don’t wanna nitpick joe, but is this really their plan?
Spend their whole lives locked inside a mall?
Maybe that’s okay for now, but some day they’ll be out of food and guns.
And they’ll have to make the call.
I’m not surprised to see they haven’t thought it through enough.
I’m not surprised they haven’t thought it through enough.
They never had the heads for all that bigger picture stuff.
But Joe, that’s what I do,
And I plan on eating youuuu SLOWLY.

Aethrys on March 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

@delta pangaea
i have a strang feeling that the kid is going to kill undead rusty or just normal rusty

hypnokrit on March 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

All they wanna do is eat their brains

Toaster O' Vengeance on March 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

They’re not unreasonable… I mean, no-one’s gonna eat their eyes.

Willy on March 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm

@Willy – Thank -you-! :D I’m always very happy to hear that my work is appreciated!
@Aethrys – You just put a big smile on my face. :D

Joe on March 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I’m wondering what FAP sold before the pocalypse started.

Naughtius Maximus on March 29, 2011 at 12:12 am

Long time, no comment. Still been watching the comics though, every day ;)
This ‘Cowboy hat guy’ reminds me of Lucas Simms from Fallout 3 :L

Hope everything’s okay where you are, real Joe :) I’m gonna agree with Willy, your work is very much appreciated by all users and even if it’s just filler scenes, it’s amazing to see what you can do with the Japan disaster and a newborn baby! Many thanks, from Technolotips :)

Technolotips on March 29, 2011 at 3:21 am

First time reader here and first time poster~

I am loving your comic and I wish i was half as skilled as you were with animation. =)

Hopefully everything gets better for you as well. I live over in Alaska and have been watching the news. It seems crazy that something like this happened and the damage is beyond anything I could imagine =/ I hope your family and those close to you are alright!

Cori on March 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

@SirBounceAlot Yea, that’s a mutant. A couple of those showed up in the last episode of chapter 1 where joe, bernie, and jess took down that massive wave of zombies.

Blade on March 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm